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  The Five-Year Engagement
Posted by: Mike on Aug 30th, 2012 Leave a Comment »

The Five-Year Engagement Review

The Five-Year Engagement

Jason Segel is funny. There’s no doubt about that.  And, based on the movies he’s written, he’s had his heart smashed to a million pieces more times than one person should have to endure.  I’m a huge “How I Met Your Mother” fan, and especially of Segel’s.

The Five-Year Engagement is another movie that Segel has his hand in writing. And after the hilarious Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I wanted to check this out.

The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s long. It’s a two hour plus comedy. And there are a lot of points of downtime. Many times throughout I felt that it was dragging along, and would have definitely edited out some parts of it, were I an editor.  That’s not to say that each scene couldn’t be seen as important to the plot of the story, but they could have trimmed some bits to save on time.

I laughed quite a bit throughout. Not as hard as Sarah Marshall, but still enough to say I enjoyed it.

What I most definitely enjoyed was the last 15-20 minutes. There is an amazing payoff at the end of the movie.  My gut reaction when it happened was (and I said outloud), “it took way too long to get there, but I’m glad that’s where it went”.

Overall I enjoyed the movie. It may me laugh, (almost) cry, and root for the characters.  The title may be a bit misleading, but it’s still worth seeing.  A good ol’ fashioned romantic comedy that you can snuggle up and watch with someone you love. (Be warned though, there are some sad parts throughout!)

  Jason Segel Interview about The Muppets
Posted by: Christine on Jun 6th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

The IESB talked with Jason Segel, the writer of the new Muppets movie. He assures them that the movie will stay faithful to the ’80s-era Muppets. When asked if Kermit’s going to have some mojo in this movie, Segel says,

Let me tell you, anyone who can walk around in life completely naked all the time has got to have some mojo.

Funny, coming from a guy who’s completely naked for the entire opening sequence of his first major starring role.

The Muppets movie is still in the writing stages, and no release date has been set yet. Click here to read the whole interview.

  New Spanish Poster for Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Posted by: Christine on Jun 3rd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Since Forgetting Sarah Marshall relies on naked humor a lot, it seems only fitting that this new Spanish poster for the film features a naked Jason Segel.

Anyone else wonder if the guy overdubbing the Russell Brand role pulls off a British accent on top of the Spanish?

  Segel Promises Age-Appropriate Muppets
Posted by: Christine on May 8th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Ever since we found out that Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe and star of How I Met Your Mother Jason Segel was slated to write a new Muppets movie, we’ve been wondering if he could tone down his comedy to a PG level. In an interview with the MTV Movies Blog, Segel responds,

When I get into Muppet mode I turn into a 12-year-old boy. I think them seeing me in those meetings, they had no doubt I would be OK with the tone.

Segel also reveals a special guest star for the movie – Charles Grodin, star of The Great Muppet Caper.

  Star Wars Muppets
Posted by: Christine on Apr 26th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Darth Gonzo - Muppet Star WarsIESB has a picture of the new Star Wars-themed Muppet figurines. I especially like the Darth Gonzo figure, with his long nose sticking out of the helmet.

As IESB pointed out, it’s no surprise new Muppet figures are coming out with the upcoming Jason Segel-penned Muppet movie in the works.

  Apatow and Brand to Work Together Again
Posted by: Christine on Apr 23rd, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Total Film reports that comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow and his latest crew member Russell Brand (Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will be teaming up for a new comedy.

It’s called Get Him to the Greek and will also star Jonah Hill (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad). Brand will be playing an out-of-control rock star who needs to be escorted to a show at the Greek Theater in L.A. More good news – Nicholas Stoller, who directed Sarah Marshall will also be involved. Throw in Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and maybe even a cameo by Seth Rogen and I’ll be happy.

  Segel Interview – Mom Cried
Posted by: Christine on Apr 15th, 2008 Leave a Comment » has a great video interview with Jason Segel, writer and star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall in which he talks about his real-life naked breakup that inspired the opening scene of the movie.

He also talks about how he thought it would be funny not to tell his mom and his sister that he’s fully naked in the movie, which of course ended badly. Segel says,

All of a sudden, out comes my penis. And I turn to the left and my sister’s laughing hysterically. And I turn to the right, and my mother is literally crying.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall comes out this Friday, and you can read our review of it here.

  Daily News Interview with Kristen Bell
Posted by: Christine on Apr 14th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell spoke with The New York Daily News about auditioning for the role, and playing Sarah Marshall without making her a bitch. She said Jason Segel wrote the part without making Sarah Marshall the bad guy – he gave the audience a chance to like her, even though she dumped our main character.

She also talks about filming the opening nude scene with Jason Segel. She says that Segel was naked for a full two days of shooting and that,

At one point, there was a nylon sock involved,” Bell says. “That just drew more attention to the situation, so we ditched it.

She also talks about the scene in which Show Spoilers

Read the whole interview at

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